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Emerging diseases
MERS infection in animals to be reported as an emerging disease

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MIDDLE East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in animals does not meet the criteria for inclusion as an OIE listed disease, but, because of its public health implications and zoonotic potential, infection in animals should be reported to the OIE as an emerging disease.

This was among the conclusions reached by a high-level scientific meeting convened by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris last …

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